Govt to add 10,000 more medical seats across 58 colleges in 2017 academic session
None, 02 Jan 2017, #NEET

The government of India will be adding about 10,000 medical seats across existing medical colleges by upgrading their infrastructure in the next one year. Union Minister of State and Family Welfare, Faggan Singh Kulaste, has said that the increased capacity of the medical colleges will reflect in addition of 10,000 seats in 2017, through NEET.

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With the increased seats, the number of total undergraduate medical seats for the academic session 2017-18 may go up to 67,000.  The Union Minister also said that around 58 medical colleges across the country have been identified and it will be upgraded within the said time frame. The Minister was addressing a healthcare summit in Rajasthan on September 24, 2016.

Currently, there are approximately 57,000 medical seats in India, wherein 28,000 seats are in government colleges while remaining 29,000 seats are with private medical colleges. Beginning 2016 academic year, admission to all government medical college and private colleges are conducted basis NEET exam, which is a single entrance exam in the country for providing admissions to MBBS and BDS seats across all medical colleges/universities in the country.

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Currently, all state government colleges contribute their 15% seats for All India reserve Quota. The admission counselling for 15% All India Quota seats is conducted by Medical Counselling Committee, whereas, that for state quota seats are done by Directorate of Medical Education (DMER) of respective states. Further, by an SC order, DMER in respective states are also responsible for conducting counselling for private and deemed medical institutions.

 

This year NEET was conducted in two phases, May 1 and July 24, 2016, respectively and the combined result was declared on August 16, 2016. A total of 4,09,477 candidates had qualified the entrance test, out of which 19, 325 had qualified for the 15% All India Quota counselling.

 

Check below for the highlights of NEET 2016:

 

NEET 2016 appeared and qualified candidates:

Category

Eligible Regd. Candidates

Appeared

Absent

Qualified (15%)

Qualified (over all NEET)

Male

3,69,649

3,37,572

32,077

11,058

1,83,424

Female

4,32,930

3,93,642

39,288

8,266

2,26,049

Transgender

15

9

6

1

4

Total

8,02,594

7,31,223

71,371

19,325

4,09,477

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